Cannelton leaders schedule hearing

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Downtown revitalization plan to be discussed

Managing Editor

CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders have rescheduled their regular monthly meetings to June 17 to coincide with a public hearing on downtown-revitalization plan.

The city’s board of public works and safety usually meets at 6 p.m. and the common council at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month. Their meetings for June will be next Monday, with the hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

As the News has reported in several stories, most recently March 25, city leaders and the Cannelton Community Foundation have been working to develop a plan, funded by a $30,000 grant from the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs, to develop Washington Street. City residents were encouraged to submit ideas.

A representative of one of two companies working with the city said Friday he had received a number of surveys, and Mayor Mary Snyder said she hopes to get even more input.

“I’d like to get the park fixed up again,” she said, “and get people moving around downtown and things for kids to do. But we need input from people; they have to help make it happen. They have to have interest in their community.”

A music-in-the-park event with refreshments available for sale is being scheduled for June 28, she added, with more information to be provided soon.